Welcome to Season 4 Episode 3
Value of Volunteering
Nicole really didn’t have a clear idea of what she wanted to do after she left high school. Both her parents were geologists so in her mind that field was ruled out!
She enjoyed science and when she reviewed the list of careers given to year 12 students, you know, lawyer, doctor, teacher, engineer… being an engineer stood out for her as a great opportunity.
I had this really clear connection between what you studied and how it could help the world
Extra discussions during the episode
Future: The importance of engineers having soft skills to compliment their technical skills
focus soft skills and communication for engineers is absolutely vital
Advice: Be responsible for your own career path
I definitely recommend taking charge of your own development
you can’t actually go down the street without taking a moment to be impressed
she’s an amazing lady… great to see such a confident, female leader
About Nicole Locke
Nicole is an environmental engineer working in the water and sanitation space.
She began her career in 2014 as a graduate at Water Corporation WA, and recently volunteered with Engineers Without Borders as a field professional in Cambodia. However, as you’ll hear, her first big deployment was cut short by the COVID pandemic, so she has found herself back at Water Corp for the time being.
Nicole is truly passionate about sustainability and bringing a community-centred focus to all the work she does, no matter where she is. She has volunteered extensively with Engineers Australia and in 2019, she was a highly commended nominee for the AWA Young Water Professional of the Year.
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We interview engineers as they discuss their life and the issues they are dealing with.